Skip to comments.The Tsunami, Satellite Images, BEFORE AND AFTER. AMAZING!! (Warning: Graphic images downthread)
Posted on 12/30/2004 11:21:35 PM PST by crushelits
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Whoa. The destruction is, simply horrifying! And the amount of erosion and destruction...almost unimaginable.
Come on people!
There is a disclaimer on the title, if you bothered to read the title it will tell you "graphic images downthread". That's what made me wanna check out this thread.
When I clicked on the thread there was no such warning...that was added later by the Mod.
Ok Thanks, I wasn't aware. I do appreciate the fact that our fellow freepers post this kinds of pics on, I have been having a hard time finding pics like these in the regular news media.
God bless the victims and their families.
Thanks for those before and after. It helps in understanding the devastation. There is a lot less land, especially in the first pair.
Looks like a nuke hit the place. (the digiglobe pics) Go to the site and look at them full size. (I put them in photoshop and increased the brightness, it really helps)
I don't think there will be any terrorists in Banda Aceh chopping up Buddists and Christians there for a while. Banda Aceh Looks like it was the hardest hit of all places.
He did post a warning..
Please don't go there right now..
Thanks for the pictures!
That one pic brings Reallity.
Does make me wonder how we here in the US would be 'handled' if/when something like this happens here.
While we have fortunately been spared natural disasters in the 100,000+ death category so far, we have had large disasters such as the Johnstown flood and the Galveston hurricane -- and we cleaned them up and went on.
The horror and shock gives way, and it becomes a problem that we can overcome... and we will. This terrible event, which is large, may well be dwarfed by another disaster's death toll.
In particular, we have quite a bit of seismically active ground and we could have a terrible earthquake at any time on either coast, or in the middle of the country -- and our preparations for another series like the terrible ones in 1811-1812 are woefully inadequate. Even another Charleston would be horrendous (though these days at least there is far less nuclear material about the Holy City than 20 years ago.)
There aren't enough words.........
In first pair, right, caption says taken January 29, 2004. Should that be December 29, 2004?
These aerial views are somewhat misleading. They are taken at such a distance that the actual damages are hard to realize.
The one large photo posted in many threads that shows the bodies among the debris is probably the most telling of the devastation and deaths.
Unbelievable satellite pictures of Indonesia. Wow.
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